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The judgment of Moab,

JEREMIAH 48

b ch. 11. 23.

28 O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and "dwell in the rock, and be a Ps. 55. 6, 7. like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth. 29 We have heard the pride of Moab, e Isa, 16. 6. (he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.

30 I know his wrath, saith the LORD; but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it.

31 Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; mine heart f shall mourn for the men of Kir-heres. 32 O vine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee with the weeping of Jazer: thy plants are gone over the sea, they reach even to the sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen upon thy summer fruits and upon thy vintage.

33 kAnd joy and gladness is taken from the plentiful field, and from the land of Moab; and I have caused wine to tail from the winepresses: none shall tread with shouting; their shouting shall be no shouting.

34" From the cry of Heshbon even unto Elealeh, and even unto Jahaz, have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even unto Horonaim, as an heifer of three years old: for the waters also of Nimrim shall be 6 desolate.

35 Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab, saith the LORD, him that offereth in "the high places, and him that burneth incense to his gods.

36 Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kirheres: because the riches that he hath gotten are perished.

37 For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped: upon all the hands shall be cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth

38 There shall be lamentation generally upon all the housetops of Moab, and in the streets thereof: for I have broken Moab like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the LORD.

39 They shall howl, saying, How is it broken down! how hath Moab turned the back with shame! so shall Moab be a derision and a dismaying to all them about him.

40 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread his wings over Moab.

41 10 Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised, and the mighty men's hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. 42 And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified himself against the LORD: 43 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD.

d Nu. 21. 28. Or, those on whom he stayeth (Heb. his bars) do not right. e Nu. 24 17

2 Heb.
children
of noise.

Iss. 16. 7.
Heb in
2 Ki. 3. 25,
captivity.

h ch. 46. 26.

5

ch. 49, 6, 39. ch. 51. 64. Joel 1. 12 4 Or, Against.

Isa. 16. 10.

eh. 25. 21.
Eze. 21. 28
& 25. 2.
Am. 1. 13-
15.

Zeph. 2. 8, 9.
Or, Melcom.

m Isa. 15. 4.
n Eze. 25. 5.
Am. 1. 14.

6 Heb. desolations o ISA. 15. 2 & 16. 12. Eze. 20, 29. Isa. 15. 7. ch. 48. 7. Isa. 15. 2, 3.

7

ch. 47. 5. Heb. diminished 8 Or, thy valley floweth away.

t ch. 21. 13.

ch. 22. 28. ch. 48. 47. ver. 11, 39. 9 Heb. neck. w ch. 25. 21. Lam. 4. 21. Eze 25. 12

14.

Am. 1. 11.
Ob. 8.

y Eze. 17. 3,
12.

Deu. 28. 49. ch. 19. 22. 10 Or, The cities. ver. 24.

11 Or, they are turned back.

a ch. 25. 23.

&c. 5,
12 Heb.
their suffi
ciency.

44 He that fleeth from the fear shall falle

e Isa. 24. 17, 18.

d Lam, 3, 47. Ob. 6.

of Ammon and Edom.

into the pit; and he that getteth up out of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for I will bring upon it, even upon Moab, the year of their visitation, saith the LORD.

45 They that fled stood under the shadow of Heshbon because of the force: but da fire shall come forth out of Hesh bon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and shall devour the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the 2tumultuous ones.

46 Woe be unto thee, O Moab! the people of Chemosh perisheth: for thy sons are taken 3 captives, and thy daugh ters captives.

47 Yet will I bring again the cap tivity of Moab in the latter days, saith the LORD. Thus far is the judgment of Moab.

CON

CHAPTER 49

ONCERNING the Ammonites, thus saith the LORD; Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir? why then doth 5 their king inherit Gad, and his people dwell in his cities?

2 Therefore, behold, the days come. saith the LORD, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in "Rabbah of the Ammonites; and it shall be a deso late heap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them that were his heirs, saith the LORD.

3 Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: ery, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the hedges; for their king shal go into captivity, and his priests and his princes together.

4 Wherefore gloriest thou in the val leys, thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come unto me?

5 Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts, from ab those that be about thee; and ye shad be driven out every man right forth: and none shall gather up him that wandereth.

6 And "afterward I will bring again the captivity of the children of Ammor. saith the LORD.

7 Concerning Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts; Is wisdom no more f Teman is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished? 8 Flee ye, 11 turn back, dwell deep, fi inhabitants of "Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will visit him.

96 If grapegatherers come to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? K thieves by night, they will destroy 12 till they have enough.

10 But I have made Esau bare. I have uncovered his secret places, and he shal! not be able to hide himself: his seed is

Concerning Edom, Damascus, JEREMIAH 49

spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he is not.

11 Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me..

a ch. 33. 9.

a Ob. 16.

12 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, ch. 51. 41. they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and art thou be that shall altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink of it.

13 For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.

d ch. 22. 5.

e Am. 1. 4. fch 4 24. g1 Ki 15 18 & 20. 1.

2 Ki. 6. 24. λ Isn. 21. 13. i To ver. 16, Ob. 4.

14 I have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen, saying, Gather ye together, P. 120. 5. and come against her, and rise up to the battle.

15 For, lo, I will make thee small among the heathen, and despised among

men.

k ch. 20. 3.

1 Heb. fit greatly. I ver. 8.

marg.

16 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of "the rock, 2 ki. 14 7 that holdest the height of the hill: though "thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, "I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.

12 oh. 48. 28. 9 Am. 9. 2. 2 Or, that is at ease. 17 Also Edom shall be a desolation: 'ch. 18. 16. every one that goeth by it shall be 7 Nu. 23. 9. astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof.

18 As in "the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it.'

19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

3

Mi. 7. 14.

I. 13. 19.

Eze. 5. 10.

Heb. cut

off into corners, or, that have the corners of their hair

polled. tel. 9. 11. uch. 4. 7. ch. 12 5,

4

r

2 ki. 21 18

ch. 25. 25.

Or, convent

me in

judgment?

Isa. 22. 6.

20 Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the inhabitants of "Teman: Sure-y ver. 7. ly the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitations desolate with them.

21 The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the 5 Red sea.

c. 50. 46.

Eze. 28. 15, 5 Heb. W'eedy sea.

eh. 48. 40.

b ch. 9. 16 & 48 2.

22 Behold, he shall come up and flya as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the ch. 43. 10. heart of a woman in her pangs.

23 Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow 7on the sea; it cannot be quiet.

e ver. 13.

e Ian 17. 1. Am. 1. 3.

Zech. 9. 1, 2 6 Heb, melted. fch. 48. 47. 7 or, as

on the sea.

Kedar, Hazor, Elam.

24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.

25 How is "the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!

26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD of hosts.

27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Ben-hadad.

28 Concerning Kedar, and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebu chadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith the LORD; Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and spoil the men of the east. 29 Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall take to themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and their camels; and they shall cry unto them, Fear is on every side.

30 Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the LORD; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against

you.

31 Arise, get you up unto the 2 wealthy nation, that dwelleth without care, saith the LORD, which have neither gates nor bars, which dwell alone.

32 And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil: and I will scatter into all winds them that are 3in the utmost corners; and I will bring their calamity from all sides thereof, saith the LORD.

33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it.

34 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against "Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,

35 Thus saith the LORD of hosts: Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.

36 And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.

37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the LORD; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them:

38 And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the LORD.

39 But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the LORD.

The word of the Lord

CHAPTER 50

JEREMIAH 50

Tinst Babylon and against the HE word that the LORD spake "a-a Iss. 13. 1land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet.

2 Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and 2 set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.

3 For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.

14. 27
& 21. 1-10
& 47. 1.

1 Heb. by the hand of Jeremiah b1 Ch. 29. 24.

2 Heb.
lift up.
ech. 51. 6.

d Ps. 137. 8. ch. 51. 56. e Isa. 46. 1. ch. 51. 44.

ƒ 2 Ki. 20. 12

marg.

3 Or, seythe.

11. 25.

ch. 51. 48 Isa 13. 14.

4 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, "going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their 2 Ki. 17. 6. God.

ch. 51. 9. i ver. 6. jch. 2. 15.

ch. 3. 18. Eze. 37. 22.

11.

5 They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, m 2 Ki. 24. 10, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.

6 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.

7 All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, "We offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, "the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.

8 Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks.

n Pa. 126. 5, 6. ch, 31, 9, 18. Zech. 12. 10.

Hos. 3. 5.
Isa. 14. 24,

25.

ch. 33. 12.

Eze. 34. 13, 14.

rch. 32. 40.

ch. 31. 34.

t ch. 2. 20 & 3, 6, 23. 4 Heb. place to lie down in. u Isa. 1. 9. v Zech. 11. 5.

Cp ch. 2. 3. 5 Or, of

the rebels. wch. 31, 23. 6 Or,

Visitation.

y Isa. 14. 6. ch. 51. 20. ch. 25. 26,

9 For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly ch. 51. 54 of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken their arrows shall be as of a mighty 7expert man; "none shall return in vain. destroyer. 10 And Chaldea shall be a spoil: alla 2 8. 1. 22. that spoil her shall be satisfied, saith 6 Isa. 13. 5. the LORD.

7 Or.

corpulent.

11 Because ye were glad, because yee Is 47. 6. rejoiced, O ye destroyers of mine heri-8 Heb. big, or, tage, because ye are grown 8 fat as the heifer at grass, and 10 bellow as bulls; 12 Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

9 Heb. from the end. 10 Or, neigh as steeds. 11 Or, tread her. d P. 22. 12. Isa. 31. 7. ch. 49. 15. fch. 45. 21

13 Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate every one that goethg by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.

& 48. 44.

ch. 49. 17. Ps. 64. 9. ich. 51. 10.

against Babylon

14 Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against the LORD.

15 Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; das she hath done, do unto her.

16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the 3 sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.

17 Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: kfirst the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and "last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.

18 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, Pas I have punished the king of Assyria. 19 And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead. 20 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon whom I reserve. them "

21 Go up against the land 5 of Merathaim, even against it, and against the inhabitants of 6 Pekod: waste and utterly destroy after them, saith the LORD, and do according to all that I have commanded thee.

22 A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.

23 How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

24 I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against the LORD.

25 The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.

26 Come against her 9from the utmost border, open her storehouses: 11 cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left.

27 Slay all her d bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.

28 The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple.

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29 Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.

30 Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD.

31 Behold, I am against thee, O thou 2most proud, saith the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee.

a ver. 44, 45,

ch. 49. 19, 20. ch. 25. 14

So ch. 51. 6, 24, 56. Rev. 18. 6. e Isa. 47. 10.

1 Or, convent me to plead

d Isa. 44. 28. e Isa. 14. 24 ch. 51. 11. 2 Heb. pride.

ver. 17.

32 And 2the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: fand I will kindle a fire in his cities, ch. 21. 14. and it shall devour all round about him. 33 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go.

34 Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name: khe shall throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.

35 A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the LORD, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men.

h ch. 8. 16.

Isa. 43. 14.
ch. 10. 16.

k Isa. 51. 22. ch. 51. 36. Heb. heart.

3

I ch. 4. 11.

Isa. 41, 16,

ch. 15. 7.
Mt. 3. 12.

stays.

Heb. bars. n ch. 5. 4.

36 A sword is upon the 4 liars; and they4 Or, chief shall "dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed. 37 A sword is upon their horses, and ch, 48. 4. upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed.

38 A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.

p ch. 25. 20.

q ch. 51. 30. Isa. 54, 5, 6. Isa. 44. 27.

teh. 51. 47, 52.

uch. 50. 8. ch. 50. 15. w ch. 50. 29.

39 Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited for ever; neither shall it be dwelty Rev. 17. 4. in from generation to generation. z Rev. 14. 8. a ch. 49. 18.

r Isa. 13. 20.

40 As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, ch. 25. 16. saith the LORD; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.

from

d

41 Behold, a people shall come the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.

42 They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.

43 The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed

e Isa. 13. 6.
Rev. 18. 9,
11, 19.

ch. 46 11.
To ver. 43,

ch. 6. 22-24. fch. 51. 27. 9 ch. 25. 14

& 51. 27, 28.
Rev. 18. 5.

i Ps. 37. 6.

ch. 50, 28. 5 Heb. pure. k Isa. 13. 17. ver. 28.

12 Ki. 17, 6,

of the Chaldeans.

feeble anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.

44

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is d that shepherd that will stand before me?

45 Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitation desolate with them.

46 At the noise of the taking of Baby.on the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations.

CHAPTER 51

THUS saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the 3 midst of them that rise up against me, la destroying wind;

2 And will send unto Babylon "fanners, that shall fan her, and shall empty her land for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about.

3 Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his "brigandine and spare ye not her young men ; destroy ye utterly all her host.

4 Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets.

5 For Israel hath not been forsaken, nor Judah of his God, of the LORD of hosts; though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel.

6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for "this is the time of the LORD'S vengeance; "he will render unto her a recompence.

7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD'S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations bare mad.

8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; dtake balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed. 9 We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.

10 The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God.

11 Make 5 bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy

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it: "because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple. 12 Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon,make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the 2ambushes: for the LORD hath both devised and done that which he spake against the inhabitants of Babylon.

13 0 thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy Covetousness.

ach. 50. 28. 1 Heb. everLasting desolations. Na. 2. 1. ch. 4. 5. 2 Heb. Liera

in wait.

d ch. 50. 41, e Na. 3. 17.

3 Heb. by his soul. fch. 50. 45. 4 Heb. utter.

1. 16. 9. To ver. 19,

Eze. 21. 22.

ch. 10. 1216.

14 The LORD of hosts hath sworn 3by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men, as with caterpillers; and they shall lift up a shout against thee, 15 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding. 16 When he uttereth his voice, there isi a 5 multitude of waters in the heavens; 5 Or, noise. and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth: he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

17 Every man 6is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

18 They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

19 The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the LORD of hosts is his name.

20° Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for 8 with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will 1 destroy kingdoms;

21 And with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider;

22 With thee also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with thee will I break in pieces old and young; and with thee will I break in pieces the young man and the maid:

6

ch. 50. 3.

Lam. 2. 9.

Am. 1. 5.
Na. 3. 13.

k 2 Ch. 30, 6.

Or, is more

brutish than to know.

ch. 50. 28.

in Isa. 44. 27.

7 Or, in the

time that he

thresheth her.

n Isa. 17. 5. Rev. 14. 15.

o ch. 50. 23. Ps. 74, 13. 8 Or, in thee, or, by thee. Rev. 3. 16, Heh. My

violence.

10 Or, re

mainder.

11 Heb. in habitress. r eh. 50. 34.

• Isa. 25. 2.

23 I will also break in pieces with theet ch. 18. 16. the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces captains and 12 Or, shake rulers.

Am. 3. 4.

themselves.

v Na. 2. 12. wch. 50. 15, 29.

24 "And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, saith the LORD. 25 Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and Iych. 50. 8. will stretch out mine hand upon thee, ch. 25. 26. and roll thee down from the rocks, anda eh. 49. 25. will make thee a burnt mountain. b Rev. 8. 8.

26 And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foun

2 Ki. 23. 13. Jan. 13. 2. Zech. 4. 7.

e Ps. 118. 22. Isa. 28, 16.

Her utter desolation.

dations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD.

27 Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations. prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers.

28 Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of his dominion.

29 And the land shall tremble and sorrow for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon ia desolation without an inhabitant.

30 The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwelling places; her bars are broken.

31 One k post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end,

32 And that the passages are stopped. and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted 33 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, 7it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and "the time of her harvest shall come.

34 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me. he hath made me an empty vessel, be hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, 9 he hath cast me out.

35 9The violence done to me and to my 10 flesh be upon Babylon, shall the 11 inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shali Jerusalem say.

36 Therefore thus saith the LORD. Behold, "I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee; and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry.

37 And Babylon shall become "heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonist ment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.

38" They shall roar together like lions: they shall 12 yell as "lions' whelps.

39 In their heat I will make their feasts. and I will make them drunken, tha: they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD. 40 I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams withhe goats. 41 How is Sheshach taken! and how is "the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!

42 The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof.

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